Wolves squad give Christmas present to young fan

Last Updated: 20/12/16 8:24pm

Wolves supporter Jessie-Leigh Smith and her father receive a special Christmas present from the club's players

A young Wolves fan has received an early Christmas present from the club's players.

Jessie-Leigh Smith and her father were at the Sir Jack Hayward training ground on Tuesday, where they received a special surprise.

Four-year-old Jessie-Leigh has cerebral palsy and the operation she needs that could help her to walk is not available on the NHS.

The Wolves players met Jessie-Leigh when she was a mascot back in September and decided to club together and fund the remaining £8,000 which the family need to pay for her to have a private operation.

Jessie-Leigh's father Chris said: "Thank you so much, I am lost for words.

"We never expected this, to be honest."

Wolves captain Danny Batth said: "We heard the story and how hard he was trying to raise some money, and the opportunity came along where we thought we could do something before Christmas.

"All the players have dug in and made sure we could get a bit of an early Christmas present for her."